Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.
And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.
If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natural insul …see more
"Shepherds Rest" is our newly completed shepherds hut and provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference. It has an ensuite shower room, a settee by day that folds into a double bed at night and a small cooking area with hob and a small fridge. T …see more
Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was th… More
“Superb location, very helpful owner,poor wifi, still recommend”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
The location was absolutely superb, waking up to the most wonderful scenery. As the property is on a farm there were a range of animals with the most social and curios by nature chickens,.
The accomm… More
“Great Little Hideaway”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend in early January 2016.
We arrived after a four hour drive in increasingly adverse conditions consisting of thick snow and fog. We had no trouble findin… More
The Riad has 6 rooms, 1 Staff room, 1private room with 3 single beds, & 4 private rooms. Each fit 1 double and single bed ideally for a couple with child or triple friends to share. All the rooms offer a good sized low sitting area with leather puffs, “Tadalakt” Bat …see more
Wonderful and romantic castle in Mezilles, Burgundy, France with private pool for 12 persons. The castle is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area and close to restaurants and bars. The castle has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1 guest toilet. The accommodation offers …see more
The medieval town of Bergerac in the Dordogne department is surrounded by forested hills, vast vineyards and idyllic sunflower fields. Explore the region's famed castles, participate in wine tastings and enjoy the luxurious comforts of this gorgeous mansion. When y …see more
Casa Serendipita`, so called because it was a lucky find nestling amongst the olive groves of Puglia. Conveniently situated almost exactly equi-distant (9Km) from the towns of Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica and San Vito dei Normanni, but with village shops, restaurants, facil …see more
The Tower House (120 sqm) is the most ancient portion of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County.
Le Logge di Silvignano built from the X to the XV Century,is listed by the Italian …see more
Bluestone Church is a charming converted chapel dating back to 1859 nestling in the village of St Fillans in beautiful highland Perthshire. Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Kathryn Hepburn took their holidays in St Fillans and said their prayers at The Bluestone Chu …see more
Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little loc… More
Luxury Shepherds Hut with ensuite and kitchen area oak floors and vintage fittings mains water and electric situated near the North Norfolk Coast welcome hamper and all bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. For those chilly evenings there is a wood burning stove wit …see more
A truly idyllic rural location on the banks of the river Sevre. Sumptuous accommodation combining the charm of an authentic historic mill with an outrageously modern interior decoration. You won't find anything like this elsewhere ! A unique holiday experience. Breakfas …see more
The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sou… More
This beautifully restored Trullo and adjoining Lamia provides spacious and luminous accommodation for those wanting to experience a natural and authentic holiday experience. This uniquely southern Italian property provides comfortable 2 bed-roomed accommodation for 4 pe …see more
Moyno De Sol, or windmill of the sun, is a 200 hundred year old converted windmill which features breathtaking panoramic views of rolling hills and sandy beaches. The house features handmade bamboo ceilings and a cosy country fireplace. Relax in this romantic setting co …see more
The windmill was exactly what we wanted and expected. It was cosy and well-appointed. Perfect for a relaxing trip, we spent our days reading, cooking and eating - reveling in the quiet. The 360 degree… More
“Wonderful accomodation in stunning surroundings!”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
The "Windmill of the Sun" is a fabulous property in stunning surroundings. The views are breathtaking. We found the property to be extremely well appointed and the pool and barbeque were a lovely bonu… More
The Repose is an oasis of calm in the heart of Salé's traditional medina, Rabat.Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship (with a modern and subtle touch) to giv …see more
Fabulous trullo with private pool located in San Michele Salentino just few minutes far from the beautiful white town of Ostuni.
Just 800 meters from San Michele Salentino, only 20 km from the sea, 20 km from Ostuni, and only 30 km away from the airport of Brindisi. …see more
“Lovely trullo set in the middle of an olive grove!”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2016
We had a great holiday staying at Trullo Latiano. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Our flight arrived quite late and they had left pizza, biscuits and a bottle of homemade cherry liqueur f… More
Cwt hendre is situated in the grounds of Hendre Hall which dates back to the 18th century. It looks over the Cardigan Bay coast and sits beneath the beautiful Cambrian Mountains.
There is a 5minute walk to the beach, a grocery shop, country pub and train station
On-Si …see more
Very accomadating owners to previouse coments, we were supplied with a brand new picknick bench for eating outside.friendly reception.facilities simple but it is glamping not a hotel.local beach rugge… More
Thanks for your review Chris. We will put some hooks up, it's good to the have the feedback as we are always looking to improve. Sorry to hear about your experience at the local pub! But glad you enjoyed your stay with us overall :)
Hopefully we will see you again in the future
A unique opportunity to stay in a historic and notable landmark of Warwickshire, offering easy access to Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, National Trust properties, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The rooms are furnished with antiques with the guests' utmost …see more
“Comme dans un conte de fées (Como en un cuento de hadas)”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
Le chalet sur l'arbre est petite mais assez confortable et, surtout, il leur fit sentir mes enfants (7 et 11) comme si elles étaient dans un conte de fées.
La piscine est propre et sûr, et assez… More
Je vous remercie, vous et toute votre petite famille, de votre venue sur notre site que vous avez su apprécié dans le calme et la discrétion. Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt dans notre belle région, n'hésitez pas à me contacter, ce sera avec grand plaisir que je vous accueillerai à nouveau.
A bientôt, salutations,
Villa Allun, Charming riad in the historical Medina of Essaouira.Along the city walls, Villa Allun welcomes you in a haven of tranquillity. Built on three levels this charming & finely decorated house was recently renovated, mixing traditional Moroccan art (tadella …see more
We rented the whole villa for two couples (and when we realised there was another bedroom we offered that to our guide, who gratefully took up the offer, by the way we used Morocco Expert Tours, they … More
“Romantic view from your own house terrace”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2012
Impression depends on what you are looking for. We have enjoyed a stunning ocean view from the terrace, We have enjoyed separate bedrooms with extra living room on each floor (upper floor bedroom hav… More
Thue is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendee region of Western France. Recently converted into The Mill and The Wheelhouse which can be interconnected giving a very large 11 bedroom property, or rented individually …see more
Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the te… More
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
This beautifully converted former church boasts superb views of the Small Isles and the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye. It is situated on the north coast of Ardnamurchan and provides a peaceful and calm rural retreat.The building was erected in the 1850s and retains …see more
This large three double bedroom property in the heart of Old Margate is just a two minute walk to the beach and the Turner Contemporary Museum. (Please note that due to a technical hitch, the map sometimes shows us in the wrong location! This property is in fact on a pr …see more
This huge Cavehouse has all the comforts of home. It is spacious, light and airy and sleeps up to 8 people in 4 separate bedrooms.
Set amongst acres of almond groves this enormous cave house offers a unique holiday opportunity for those who wish to relax in peaceful co …see more
“Peaceful and relaxing, a pleasure to experience!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
I have stayed here a number of times over the years in a small group and this time with a larger family. It is always a pleasure to stay here with a warm welcome and owners who are friendly and atten… More
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A very unique accommodation based in an ancient Water Mill with helpful/discreet owners on site. Set in acres of landscaped gardens in a little village, minutes from the medieval town of Melle, within 1hrs easy reach of Golden Beaches, Co …see more
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered everything we c… More
Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing to stay at Le moulin De La Combe :-)
“The perfect rural retreat! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
Trullo Mimosa is a delightfully restored Trullo that has kept many original features. It has exposed stone interiors. There is a large swimming pool that is shared with just one other Trullo that can be rented also.The Trullo has just been completely renovated and has …see more
We choose this property to spend 5 nights over the Christmas holidays with my parents. The spaces are ideal for 2 adult couples (although one of the bedrooms has separate single beds) because the bedr… More
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce …see more
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ideal… More
It is so valuable to get feed back. We are working on local info and can email it to anyone interested. We will make sure that we take plenty of copies to leave at the cave when we visit again! I think that we may have to change the name to " Hobbit House" Thank you for the review! Di and Carl
Nested in a 19th century English style park, designed by Alexis de Tocqueville's wife Mary, the Château de Tocqueville was built successively in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. You will discover one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, while …see more
The secluded setting and spacious, comfortable accommodation offers the visitor an exclusive retreat. Guests will find it the perfect place to relax and unwind, away from the stresses and strains of modern life, or as a venue for a private function. The rental price inc …see more
Beautiful villa with swimming pool and a charming trullo located in the countryside but also very close to the town and near to a natural park of Mediterranean greenery. It is possible to reach the small and quiet residential area on foot; during the summer season the …see more
Each of our two bespoke yurts has a beautiful hand made king-size bed with sumptuous bedding, candles, and a romantic and cosy log-burner to keep things toastie; a home-from-home, complete with the opulence one expects from a romantic break.
Champagne, f …see more